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M. Penny Swales MBACP

Brampton Bierlow S63 & Barnsley S75
07526 629360 07526 629360
Brampton Bierlow S63 & Barnsley S75

About me

I believe that my training and years of experience grounded in the person centred approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy enables me to offer clients an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance and warmth.

From personal experience I understand how difficult taking the first steps toward Counselling can be likened to stepping into a forest where a person can't see the light or way through. I aim to make this experience liberating for clients and hope that by offering positive regard and acceptance through their journey, clients will come to have a better understanding of themselves and others.

It is my belief that Counselling can be helpful in times of difficulties and confusion but also has value offering a supportive and positive approach to personal development.

When a person finishes Counselling they often choose to re-enter periodically with the aim to remain grounded and positive. I consider myself to be an integrative therapist as I also use elements from other orientations which are dependent on the clients needs at the time.

As well as working within private practice I also work for the NHS. Through this work I have had the privilege of working with clients form all walks of life and with a diverse range of issues.

I also work as an associate for yorkshire Psychotherapy in S75 rates will differ due to YP pricing.

I offer telephone, email and online , Skype sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced diploma in the theory and practice of therapeutic counselling. 2011
Level three certificate in integrative therapies from open university.2007
Level three Person centred Counselling CPCAB 2008

Drinkaware training course April 2011
Sexual Abuse training course May 2011
Couples therapy one day training Teminos Sheffield April 2011

Full NHS staff training programme May 2012 including safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding children and health and safety and stress management.

Domestic abuse , effects on children .Sep 2013
Historic sexual abuse Jan 2014
Dream and nightmare analysis 2014
Acceptance Commitment Therapy Training 2015
Full updated NHS programme of training 2016
Group work 2016
I have worked with support groups during 2016 for carers and also Cancer Survivorship programme.

Addictions training 2018

Bereavement and Grief 2018

March 2019 Internal Family Systems training course.

Dec 2019 Male eating disorders, University of Sheffield

Jan 2020 Freedom from body image .

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Occupational Health . Group facilitation . Organisation working with groups .

Yorkshire Psychotherapy S75 6FW  Telephone number 01225 934577

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£45 per one hour session for individuals

£35 per one hour session for students

£45 per one hour session for organisations

Couples £60 per hour session
Please contact me for group work costs.

Yorkshire Psychotherapy
3 Fountain Parade
South Yorkshire
S75 6FW

Brampton Bierlow

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
M. Penny Swales MBACP

M. Penny Swales MBACP